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Old 10-28-2013, 11:05 AM
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OK, so it is bad enough you can't do anything with the vehicle moving but this one takes the cake.

I was shopping with my son at an open air outlet mall and it was kind of chilly so I thought it would be great to start the truck and warm it up before we got there since it was a good walk. I pull up the app and push the engine start button and I get a message that says I can not start the vehicle while in motion. WTF!. I have to stop walking before I can remotly start the truck. Sheezz
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Did it also say to fasten your seatbelts as you were in motion.....
Try explaining that to the engineer that designed the system.
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Dude, you're The Flash!

I've had it tell me that before, too. It sucks. If their lawyers are too queasy about using a phone and driving they should just make a pop-up that's says you shouldn't use the app while driving and hit OK to dismiss the warning.

A buddy was driving me back to my car once and since it was hot I wanted to use my phone to start it and let the AC run. Unfortunately the app makes no distinction between riding as a passenger and driving. I had to wait for him to catch a red light before I could do it.

At the very least they should set the movement threshold a little higher so walking doesn't register.
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